About What Shed


The only goal of WhatShed is to provide you with the best FREE and impartial buyers guides to help you select the garden building that’s right for you.

WhatShed.co.uk started life out as the brainchild of an avid landscape gardener with over 20 years of experience in the business. After looking for a new and affordable shed online (he was looking for nice cheap sheds to keep his wheelie bin in) and then becoming totally overwhelmed with all the choices of sheds for sale and websites available, he knew there must be a better way: WhatShed.co.uk was borne.

WhatShed in now by far the largest independent buyers guide for garden buildings in the UK. If we laid out all of the products we currently have in our buyers guide, then they would take up over five and a half football fields. We alone have over 1,000 garden sheds and outdoor storage sheds, which alone would take up a full football field!! We have a LOT of sheds for sale; be they wooden sheds with over 430 sheds for sale, plastic sheds, with over 380 to choose from, or for the more security conscious we have 425 metal sheds for sale. We have the largest selection of garden sheds in the UK.

Meet the team


Andrew Wilcox

Head Judge

Channel 4’s Head Judge & Founder of Shed of the Year Andrew Wilcox has worked to help design an impartial judging system for WhatShed. The judging system uses many different parameters to help give a large degree of impartiality to the way we select products for each of the league tables we do. You can read more about the system here.


Joel Bird

Resident shed building expert 

Our resident shed building expert Joel was the 2014 winner of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year having beat over 10,000 applicants to win. He returned to the show the following year as a judge. He is also the author of The Book of Shed and has designed & built over 50 small bespoke garden builds. Joel has appeared on various TV or Radio  shows include George Clarkes Amazing Spaces, Alan Titmarsh Love your Garden, Chris Evans Breakfast Show andBBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live.


John Harrison

Resident Allotment Expert 

Our resident allotment expert John has has written articles for Garden News, Grow Your Own, Sunday Post, Vegetarian Living and a number of trade publications on topics associated with ‘grow your own’, keeping poultry at home, preserving foods, self-sufficiency etc. John has been mentioned in the national press: Independent, Times, Mail and interviewed on radio a number of times.